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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Croaghanmoira North Top Mountain Cruachán Mhaigh Rath thuaidh barr A name in Irish
Wicklow County, in Arderin Beg List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 575m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T09400 87300
Place visited by 107 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, pinchy, Colin Murphy, Glanman2, jgfitz, Dee68, abcd, Grumbler, Prendo, ciarraioch, David-Guenot, emermcloughlin, briankelly, murphysw, marcellawalking
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Longitude: -6.374053, Latitude: 52.925711 , Easting: 309400, Northing: 187300 Prominence: 27m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 709325 687336,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghNr, 10 char: CrghnmNrth
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)

Croaghanmoira North Top is the 348th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira North Top in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The north top with the main summit on the right.
 
Simple ascent to secondary top
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  27 Aug 2019
There is parking at a Coillte forestry entrance at T08752 87601 A. Cross the road to the gate marked 'Private Property'. Despite this sign, another sign inside states that responsible walkers are welcome, but to stick to the track. This summit is really only a shoulder of Croaghanmoira, but can easily be done in isolation. Simply follow the track directly east for about 1km, taking you to the col. It continues on to the main mountain, but also branches off about 400m north to the secondary top. The summit area is just a broad, heathery bump with no marking, but with fine views all around. Return journey to car, 50 minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1415/comment/18043/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira North Top in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Brown heathery slope of Croaghanmoira North Top
Heathery Wicklow hump
by wicklore  10 Jul 2015
Croaghanmoira North Top is an easy summit to reach as it is close to the road which runs south from Glenmalure, and has a good track most of the way up. It will most likely be combined with Croaghanmoira for a compact walk, or extended along the Fananierin ridge (A spur running north from Croaghanmoira North Top) to take in Fananierin also. There is parking for a few cars at a Coillte forestry entrance at T08752 87601 A.

From the car cross the gate and pause to read the interesting notice board that explains that walkers are allowed to walk here if they keep to the track, and that shooting occurs occasionally to control rodents and other ‘wildlife’ management. The track crosses the heathery shoulder of Croaghanmoira North Top, which is really just a few minutes up the slope to your left. Follow the track as it climbs gently for about a kilometre to the col between the North Top and the main Croaghanmoira summit. Now either continue to follow the main track alongside the forestry to aim for Croaghanmoira and Ballinacor, or else turn left (north) to quickly reach the summit of Croaghanmoira North Top. This is an unremarkable typical Wicklow heathery hump in itself, with no cairn or other summit marker, but it has wonderful views to the west and north.

This summit is all contained in the Ballinacor Estate, and the requests in the sign at the start of the walk should be respected to ensure ongoing access for walkers. However the proliferation of quad bike scars on the Fananierin ridge and the slopes of Ballinacor indicate that this is a problem and that these other upland users don’t pay any attention to requests.

Croaghanmoira North Top may likely have already been climbed by anyone climbing Croaghanmoira but in my case I hadn’t as a Croaghanmoira – Ballinacor circuit many years ago had bypassed it for reasons of time. If it is been climbed on its own it will take less than an hour return. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1415/comment/18179/
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Picture: A beautiful Peacock butterfly
 
A feast for the eyes
by Colin Murphy  27 Aug 2019
I saw about thirty or more of these butterflies on my ascent of this top, attracted no doubt by the masses of blooming heather. A little research informs me that it is a Peacock Butterfly, notable not only for its striking colour, but also as it is one of the number of butterfly species with 'fake eyes' on their wings, which give the impression of a larger creature and warn off possible predators. Evolution...eternally fascinating! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1415/comment/20635/
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